Cedar River 2019

Greg Armstrong

Active Member
When most people buy their licenses, the copy of the regs are available. Why don't these people pick up a copy of the regs and then read them. The regs on the Cedar don't change that much from year to year. Only the opening and closing dates are somewhat different. I just can't believe that people are that dumb.
For some odd reason a lot of folks don’t think they need to follow rules anymore.
And it seems to be getting worse.

I wonder why that is.
 

JamesRPL+

Member
New to forum, but I fish the Cedar pretty religiously each summer.....has anyone caught a fish out there that looked like this.... it has the markings of a cutbow, but was pretty gnarly looking like it had been in the salt.....Caught him opening wknd.... ThnksView attachment 205936
For some odd reason a lot of folks don’t think they need to follow rules anymore.
And it seems to be getting worse.

I wonder why that is.

Just drive I-5 through Tacoma.
 

NRC

Active Member
When most people buy their licenses, the copy of the regs are available. Why don't these people pick up a copy of the regs and then read them. The regs on the Cedar don't change that much from year to year. Only the opening and closing dates are somewhat different. I just can't believe that people are that dumb.
I have a suspicion that some people intentionally don’t pick up a copy of the regs because they don’t want to know, and they feel less guilty breaking rules out of ignorance, even though their ignorance is technically their own fault/choice.
 

Elliott5400

Active Member
from what I've heard, there's plenty of people keeping and killing fish on the Cedar. its easy to access and easy to hide yourself.
If anyone would like a direct line to the "get shit done fast number" direct line, PM me. I have permission to forward to anyone who is sick and tired of poachers stealing from our resources.

Keep busting them. The Cedar would be one hell of a fishery if it wasn't poached so much. Unfortunately due to being so urban, I don't think that will ever happen. I'm sure we will see a closure in a few years on this once glorious system.

Last year I sent over 40 days on the river. The fishing was consistently good for 17-20"+ fish. This year, not so much..

Don't forget to keep an eye on the land owners who are so vigilant to harass fisherman crossing their precious sections. I've witnessed them firsthand fishing bait, and I'd suspect most of them fish it whenever and have the filet knives ready. I bet the fishing is like mini steelheading in the winter time for them!
 

Kfish

Active Member
The Cedar has been fishing pretty ok lately. Fished regularly with @FerrousTortoise and @Elliott5400 here and there, some slow days but some pretty terrific sessions as well. The most memorable fish so far is the one I recently lost, he jumped high and took off downstream rapping the reel handle against my ring. The drag was set too low and as I tried to put the brakes on by palm he broke the fly off :)
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Some fish porn pics
 

JamesRPL+

Member
Whats the name of the gravel parking lot at the head waters of the Cedar?I used to fish it but can't remember how to get there, too much head cement I guess...
 

castsN2trees

It's not an addiction because I don't want to quit
Fished the Cedar on Saturday evening and Sunday mid day.... Water levels are way down...and it seems to have affected the fishing a good bit....fish are in deeper water and towards the front of fast moving water...lnd a dozen or so fish, the biggest one around 14"...missed a whole lot more...lots of nips on a streamer by little fish and they were eager to strike a large dry...

Wading is easy, didn't see another angler all wknd, and fish are easy to find, but the water levels are getting a bit too low....May be my last trip to the Cedar this year....lil rainbows.JPG
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
The Pilchuck River is another river where poaching is rampant. I knew some people that lived on that river and he used to tell me of the fish he caught with worms in the summertime. This was over 25 years ago.
 

PooterTooter

Active Member
Today was slow fishing. I figured with it being cloudy and a touch cooler, they'd all be out. Tried everything but only got action on dries and swinging soft hackles. Saw both little and big fish. I love exploring this river. It makes me sad that we can't fish the Cedar year round.
 

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